Combined bike and canoe tour


about 235 km

from € 939




On this combined bike and canoe tour, you will experience the nature of the Drau, Carinthia's largest river, up close, both from the shore and from the water. First you cycle along the beautiful Drau Cycle Path from Sillian in East Tyrol past the Lienz Dolomites to Villach. Swap your bike for a canoe in the district town with a Mediterranean touch. From Villach you can paddle on the gently flowing Drau through the picturesque, unspoilt Rosental to Ferlach. The route continues to the nature reserve at the Völkermarkt reservoir, which is an ideal place for bird watching. Afterwards there is a transfer to the hotel at the Klopeiner See, Europe's warmest bathing lake. This canoe tour is offered without guiding and is therefore designed for canoeists with experience.



  • 7 nights in 3* hotels, family-run inns
  • Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
  • Parking lot in Sillian (unguarded)
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg)
  • 3 canoe tours without a guide (short on-site training)
  • Rental canoe including life jacket
  • Transfer of the bicycles from the respective canoe entry point to the respective exit point
  • Transport of the canoes to the respective entry points
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)


Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Minimum participants 2 people, daily arrival from 4 people possible


3 * - star hotels, family-run inns and guest houses

€ 939, - per person
19.05. to 23.06.2023
10.09. to 30.09.2023

€ 969, - per person
24.06. to 10.09.2023

When the water level on the Drau is high, canoe tours are carried out on other waters.


Single room surcharge: € 180,-

RENTAL BIKES (including delivery, luggage rack bag and breakdown service)
Trekking bike: € 109
E-Bike: € 209,-


Klopeiner See to Sillian € 95,- excl. bike, if you take your own bike with you plus € 25,- per person and bike.
A pre-reservation of the places is required.!


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Individual arrival in Sillian in East Tyrol and check-in at the hotel. If you arrive earlier, we recommend a bike trip to the source of the Drau in Toblach in South Tyrol/Italy (approx. 33 km there and back).

fantastic view of Sillian in Alta Pusteria - a pleasure for cyclists

Look at Sillian

Sillian - Oberdrauburg, approx. 50/65 km

You start your bike tour accompanied by the panorama of the Dolomites and cycle on the Drau Cycle Path to the largest city in East Tyrol, Lienz. Take time to rest in the enchanting city and enjoy the hustle and bustle. You drive on strengthened and shortly after Nikolsdorf pass the border to Carinthia.

Cycle to Lienz accompanied by the panorama of the Dolomites

Cycle path to Lienz with a view of the Dolomites, © TVB-Osttirol, Haiden Erwin

Oberdrauburg - Spittal / Drau, approx. 55 km

Following the upper Drautal you always cycle along the Drau to Spittal/Drau. The Drau Cycle Path takes you partly along the river bank, partly a bit off the beaten path through smaller villages. In Spittal/Drau you should take the time for a city tour. The Renaissance castle of Porcia is especially worth a visit.

most beautiful Renaissance building in Austria - the Porcia Castle

Porcia Castle in Spittal / Drau

Spittal / Drau - Villach, approx. 42 km

Finally, you cycle comfortably along the natural river bank to the lively district town of Villach, which exudes a Mediterranean atmosphere. The beautiful city center with its cafes and shops invites you to stroll and linger.

Relax and cycle the 5 star Drau cycle path and enjoy the great landscape

Drau cycle path, © Martin Jordan

Start of the canoe tour: Villach - Rosegg / Mühlbach, approx. 15 km

Today your canoe tour starts on the Drau and you first cycle to the entry point, where your canoe is already waiting for you and you can start paddling. For your lunch break we recommend the nearby Silbersee where you can swim and have lunch. Then continue paddling to the Rosegg power station, where the first canoe stage ends. You get on your bikes and drive to your accommodation in Rosegg or Mühlbach.

Canoe tour on the Drau © Franz Gerdl

Rosegg / Mühlbach - Ferlach, approx. 25 km

In the morning you cycle to the next Drau entry point in Pulpitsch and get back into your canoe. It goes past the towering rocks on the Drauenge in St. Oswald to Feistritz in the Rosental. To pass the Feistritz power plant you have to carry the canoe a short distance. After that, the Drau is very natural and you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the shore area in peace and quiet. We recommend a lunch break at the Drauwelle Ziggurat nature reserve. The second paddling stage ends in front of the Ferlach power station and you cycle to the gunsmith town of Ferlach.

Canoe tour on the Drau (c) Carinthia bike tours

Canoe tour on the Drau (c) Carinthia bike tours

Ferlach - Völkermarkter Stausee / Klopeiner See, approx. 25-40 km

Today you can paddle from the large Drau entry point in Ferlach to the Völkermarkt reservoir. The drive to the nature reserve at the Drau reservoir is particularly impressive - a paradise for birdwatchers. Leave your canoe at the exit point and cycle to Lake Klopeiner See, where the waters of the warmest bathing lake in Europe await you at the end of your tour.

Canoe tour on the Drau, (c) Gerdl

Canoe tour on the Drau, (c) Gerdl



Individual departure, extension or booked return transfer with our Drau cycle path bus to Sillian.

Jump into the Klopeiner See (c) SOUTH CARINTHIA

Jump into the Klopeiner See (c) SOUTH CARINTHIA


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